Applications open for Women Leaders in Sport program

Female coaches, officials and administrators wanting to progress their leadership development can now apply for the Australian Government’s 2020 Women Leaders in Sport program. The Women Leaders in Sport program has provided professional development to more than 24,000 women since its inception in 2002 and applications for the 2020 program close 23 September 2019. Federal…

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Protecting farmers from animal activists

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill showed farmers the Australian Government was on their side. “Militant animal activists have invaded farms across the country trespassing,…

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Grants to help Australians with disability live more connected lives

Applications are now open to share in $62 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants. Two ILC grant rounds are now open – the Mainstream Capacity Building program ($32 million available) and the Economic and Community Participation program ($30 million available). Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said…

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Bulk billing rates hit record level in Bonner

An increased number of Australians are attending General Practitioner (GP) appointments without reaching into their pockets, with GP bulk billing rates in Queensland under Medicare hitting a record high of 86 per cent for the full year of 2018-19. Since 2012-13, GP bulk billing rates in Queensland have increased by over four percent from 81.6…

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Local School Community Fund closing soon

Time is running out for schools in Bonner to access funding for new computers, sporting equipment or refurbishments with applications for the Coalition Government’s Local School Community Fund closing soon. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said there was less than one month to go for schools to apply for funding through the $30.2…

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Bonner business awarded defence grant

Bonner local business, Skyborne Technologies has been awarded $462,690 by the Morrison Governments Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grant to make their mark in Australia’s Defence industry through the development of their armoured drone- Cereberus. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta says Skyborne Technologies unique combination of Artificial Intelligence and lightweight weaponised drone engineering is the…

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VASTA TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP has been chosen to represent Australia at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September. Mr Vasta said the appointment to the UNGA was a great honour and he was very humbled to be chosen to represent Australia and vote on key international issues. “The General Assembly…

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Support building for Wynnum community garden

Support is growing for a community garden and food waste recycling space on the vacant block in front of Woolworths Central in Wynnum. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP was joined by Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans MP on Monday (August 19) to tour the proposed site on Charlotte…

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Minister tours proposed Redeemer upgrades

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited Redeemer Lutheran College last Tuesday (August 13) and was joined by Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge to discuss the schools proposed roadwork upgrades. Mr Vasta said while the Morrison Government had delivered $14 million to upgrade the Rochedale Road roundabout, fixing the…

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Mock Parliament comes to Redeemer

Australian Parliament was brought to Redeemer Lutheran College on Friday (August 16) when year six students took part in a mock Parliament session. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited the school to help students better understand how Australia’s Parliament works. “Mock Parliament is a federal government resource that educates and puts the power…

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